During the pandemic, Indian Hill Church focused on 4 mission partners that provided direct support to the hungry and the homeless. You can learn more about them on this page–and how to support them in their work.
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread is a Soup Kitchen and Social Center located in Over the Rhine that offers meals, hospitality and services to guests experiencing homelessness. Due to the pandemic, Our Daily Bread now provides to go meals for their clients along with portable outdoor restrooms and an outdoor hand washing station.
In 2020, Indian Hill Church donated $5,100.00 for to go packaging and a warming oven. In 2021, Indian Hill Church donated $6,500 for to go packaging, an important part of their business during Covid. We also donated $4000 for a new ice maker and $5000 towards a new oven. Indian Hill Church members and friends donated 8,300 sandwiches to Our Daily Bread in 2020. We continue to donate sandwiches, fruit and desserts to Our Daily Bread. For more information on donating to Our Daily Bread please contact:
Contact: Jennifer Taylor @ ext. 307 or George Taliaferro (513) 560-7771
To volunteer outside of the church for Our Daily Bread click on this link:
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
IHN provides temporary and transitional housing for homeless families throughout Cincinnati. Typically, Indian Hill Church provides housing in our church for four families one to two times per year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, these families are now housed in hotels rather than in temporary housing donated by IHN partners like Indian Hill Church.
In 2020 Indian Hill provided $8,100.00 to house families in hotels. In 2021, Indian Hill provided $6,834.00 to house 4 families at hotels. Indian Hill Church members also graciously donated Kroger gift cards, toiletries, breakfast items, snack items and easy to prepare dinners for the families.
Contact: Deanna Ashing at 561-2836 or Holly Dewees 324-1846
To volunteer outside of the church for IHN, click on this link:
Inter Parish Ministry (IPM)
IPM is a non-profit food and clothing pantry in Newtown and Amelia that provides a variety of social services to the working poor and other low-income families as well as individuals in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County. During the pandemic, IPM has adapted their walk-in choice pantry to a Drive-Through Pantry service in Newtown and Amelia and Pop-Up pantries that serve people where they live, learn, play and pray.
In 2020 Indian Hill Church provided $18,100.00 to feed the hungry. In 2021, Indian Hill provided $12,000.00 to IPM. In 2020 Indian Hill Church members and friends donated 103 filled Christmas stockings and 62 Target gift cards for IPM’s Christmas Stocking Drive. Additionally in 2020, Indian Hill Church members and friends donated 1,950 power packs in 2020. In 2020, Indian Hill Church members donated 24 Backpacks, multiple boxes of school supplies, and $1,200 for the purchase of additional backpacks and school supplies for the IPM back-to-school backpack program.
In 2021, the generosity of our members and friends, allowed us to deliver five car loads of toys, clothing and household items to be used in the IPM Christmas Toy Store. We also contributed 129 Kroger gift cards which will be given to families along with a box of Christmas groceries.
For more information about IPM please contact: Nirvani Head
To volunteer outside of the church for IPM, click on this link: http://www.interparish.org/volunteer-new/
For more information and to donate to the IPM Back to School Collection and the IPM Christmas program please contact: Linda Seal at 561-7779
Rescue, Share is the primary mission of La Soupe. They take over ordered or “ugly” produce from local grocers and farmers, transform it into nutritious soups, meals, sides and salads and share these meals with food insecure organizations. In 2020 Indian Hill provided $5,000 to La Soupe’s Community Kitchen program to feed the hungry.
In 2019 and early 2020, Indian Hill Church partnered with La Soupe to create snack packs for food insecure students. We look forward to volunteering at their new location in 2022.
Contact: Holly Dewees 513-324-1846
To volunteer outside of the church for La Soupe click on this link: https://lasoupe.org/volunteer
IHC continues to support the following mission partners that serve the community:
Hamilton County Youth Center (“2020”)
The 2020 program provides Christian fellowship, comfort, and hope for the young people at the Center. Two volunteers meet with a group of up to fifteen teenagers (either boys or girls) on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Due to the pandemic, volunteers are currently meeting via Zoom with the teenagers. The hour is spent singing favorite hymns, Bible reading, discussion and prayer.
Time /Training: Schedules are set up in four-month blocks. Volunteers participate a month. Volunteers are required to have a background check and attend a short training session at the Center.
Contact: Deanna Ashing at 561-2836
For more information on 2020, click on this link:
Matthew 25: Ministries
The work of Matthew 25: Ministries helps the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and around the world. Each year Matthew 25: Ministries ships more than 10 million pounds of humanitarian aid supplies from its headquarters in Blue Ash to the needy in all parts of the world and the U.S. In 2020 Indian Hill Church donated $5,000 to assist with Covid related needs and in 2121 IHC donated $5,000 to help Texas with relief from their severe winter storm crisis. In December of 2021, we donated $6,284 to Matthew 25 for Kentucky tornado relief.
Volunteers at Matthew 25: Ministries assist in the sorting and packing donated supplies for shipment to the intended recipients. There are volunteer jobs for all ages (3 years old to older adults) and especially families. Those who may find it difficult to stand can perform tasks while sitting. Physical strength is not required. Family volunteer events at Matthew:25 will be organized throughout the year.
Contact: Holly Dewees at 513-324-1846
To volunteer outside of the church for Matthew 25: Ministries, click on this link: https://m25m.org/help/
Located in Over the Rhine, Saturday Hoops is a Saturday morning program for kids that works to help improve the kids outlook on life and themselves by inspiring them to try new things and make new friends. Mentors and volunteers connect with kids using positivity to help build self esteem and confidence. They do this through activities such as basketball, crafts, reading, yoga and more. Indian Hill Church funded a brand new reading room for this program and has organized groups to volunteer and bring crafts and lunch for the kids
Contact: Jennifer McNair 513-374-0096
To volunteer outside of the church for Saturday Hoops, click on this link: